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Oct. 7, 2011• Vol 27, No. 4

University News

BOT Recommends FY 2013 Budget

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees recommended the Fiscal Year 2013 operating budget increase of $14.2 million at its September meeting.

Mock Presidential Election Opening Night Relocates

The Mock Presidential Election (MPE) at WIU is the largest and most elaborate simulated presidential election in the nation.

WIU Family Weekend on the Horizon

WIU Family Weekend 2011 will take place Friday, Oct. 21-Sunday, Oct. 23.


Flu Shot Clinic for State Employees and Retirees

Free flu shots will be available Tuesday, Oct. 18 to all health insurance- eligible WIU employees, retirees and other state agency employees.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports Available

In accordance with the federal Campus Security Act (Clery), the Annual Security (Clery) Report and Fire Safety Report for WIU are available online.

CITR Forum to Focus on Female Faculty

The WIU Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research (CITR) will offer a faculty forum relating to gender and diversity on Wednesday, Oct. 12 in Malpass Library, Room 180.

Sustainability Series

The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at WIU will once again sponsor a series of Sustainability Brownbaggers events, described as "conversations for the natural and social sciences, business and the arts and humanities."

Wear Pink Reminder

Campus Recreation staff encourages all WIU employees to wear pink on Tuesdays throughout October to raise breast cancer awareness.

Faculty & Staff News

Seaton Recognized for Distinguished Service

Beth Seaton, director of Sponsored Projects, has been selected to receive the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) 2011 Distinguished Service Award.

Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator Hired

Justine Johnson, a sexual assault victim advocate, has been named the Interpersonal Violence Prevention coordinator (IVPC) at WIU as part of a grant awarded to WIU from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women.

Civil Service Personnel Updates

The most recent listing of changes in Civil Service personnel is now available.

Grants and Contracts

View the most recent listing of grant and contract recipients, provided by the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Professional Activities

Recent publications and presentations by WIU faculty and staff.

Division of Student Services Awards

The WIU Division of Student Services has announced its most recent award recipients.


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